A Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane being built for Oman Air at Boeing’s assembly facility in Renton, Washington. Photo: AP

US considered grounding some Boeing 737 MAX planes last year, source claims

  • Federal Aviation Administration said to have known about a problem blamed on two crashes after the Lion Air disaster in Indonesia
  • Boeing also didn’t tell Southwest Airlines – the biggest user of 737 MAX planes – that it had turned off a safety feature
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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane being built for Oman Air at Boeing’s assembly facility in Renton, Washington. Photo: AP
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